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Spoons! Support for those with chronic pain & fatiguing illnesses

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Grockle Wed 03-Apr-13 13:48:24

Spoon Theory here

magso Fri 12-Jul-13 23:16:18

Daisy I now only work one day a week, in a hospital after not being able to return to my pre illness hours. It has taken several years to get to manage a whole day. I could do with doing more now ( well earning more), but I think my employer would have to be very sure I could cope before giving me more than tempory extra hours. There is no way I could work full time now.
I have a friend who now writes novels, travelling around to get material. I doubt it is financially brilliant. She also teaches the piano from home.

fuzzpig Sat 13-Jul-13 14:47:19

Thanks again all thanks not really having much adult conversation ATM as DH at work. Nice to be able to talk about it here. I still don't get it. I keep re-remembering sad I didn't even think of her as old until quite recently (she was 93!) - she was always really fit and active and incredibly sharp of mind for her age, it was only once the cancer hit that she suddenly got frail. I will miss the hugs, she was mad about hugs smile and kisses too - two on each cheek and more if she could get away with it grin

My dad is picking me and the kids up tomorrow so we can all spend the day at mum's. DH working again and I didn't want to be on my own.

About work - I work in a library so it can be quite physical and involves being on my feet a lot. I don't think I'd ever go back to full time now even when (if?!) I'm better as the hours aren't very family friendly. I have now been told I can reduce further to 12hrs (currently on 16) if I want to, I am tempted as it would mean I never have to do more than one day consecutively. Currently I either do two or three in a row and that is too hard, it feels like there's no chance to recover from a shift. So I need to make my decision by Monday, eek. Hopefully DH will pass his NVQ (can't remember if I mentioned it already - fitness training!) next week - he's already passed his practical with flying colours smile - as he really wants to get a part time job in a gym. If he got some consistent work, as opposed to just the casual/unpredictable stuff he's already doing, it would make a big difference.

Grockle Sun 14-Jul-13 08:01:25

Thinking of you fuzz. Hope being with your family helps.

I think 12 hours would be a good idea, especially if DH can get something more regular.

I've started a new thread because this one was filling up but no need to move over there yet.

New thread here

crashdoll Sun 14-Jul-13 10:27:42

I'm sorry for you loss, fuzz. Thinking of you. thanks

Solo Tue 16-Jul-13 12:12:58

Hi all. I hope you are all ok.

I returned to work yesterday. I am shattered tbf. I am being sent to the OH people which I hate doing! but I have no choice sad

Many extra spoons to you all.

crashdoll Tue 16-Jul-13 16:41:20

Are we still using this thread or shall we migrate to the new one? smile

buildingmycorestrength Tue 16-Jul-13 16:55:37

We've migrated. grin

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